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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 9, 2009 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: IPod question - (kinda dead related)

yeeeesh.... thanks for ruining my day Earl


;)



(although, the wife is a huge Big Brother fan - so i am totally FUCKED tonite - and not in good way)



mmmmooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jul 9, 2009 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: IPod question - (kinda dead related)

Actually, I have had similar issues with I-Tunes and it appears that neither I-tunes or Windows Media Players can tell the difference between files and playlists. I've attempted all kinds of ways to store my music files all in one area and can't seem to accomplish that goal. I think the main problem occurs when you select the default player for certain types of music file extensions and it starts converting and creating playlists in the format it plays in.

This is probably the source of your issue, but I haven't found a way to resolve it for my own purposes.

Fortunately, I dont think it applies to my FLAC files which seem to stay in order since i never create playlists within Winamp. Only use it to burn.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jul 9, 2009 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: IPod question - (kinda dead related)

In iTunes I manage my own music to prevent the program from fooling around.

Have you tried SharePod or similar utilities? You can at least make a backup of your iPod on another computer -- because until you get the hang of it having an exact copy of the files is handy.

If you use SharePod you need to work with the built-in playlist file, which is like the desktop databse that the iPod "Finder" organizes with. You have to be careful with syncing in iTunes too, again manage your own music. I only use Sharepod for the backup and use a custom playlist in iTunes -- shuffle things in & out on that playlist then sync manually.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 9, 2009 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: IPod question - (kinda dead related)

thanks spaced. i havent even thought of using sharepod (and never seen it in action) - but that is a GREAT idea to check out and atleast make a total backup of all the music files (great idea). i think part of the problem may be the 13 gigs worth of tunes i "pilfered" from my wife's laptop :)

itunes certainly doesnt seem to like being two or three places at once.

i am definitely going to take your suggestion though and make use of/play with that application (after a totally backing the files up, of course)

thanks again :)

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jul 9, 2009 10:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: IPod question - (kinda dead related)

RE: iTunes many places at once

Any iTunes install just refers to what you give it, and you can use any playlist even if the files are not present, or you can throw files from peripheral devices onto a local playlist.

I only use Sharepod for downloading audio off an iPod, because I like iTunes features -- except I don't want it managing my life based on they made deals with Hollywood. If it's my music, I can use it wherever I want!

If you want to backup your music, you might also use 3-4 data DVDs and/or a hard drive that iTunes and WiMP don't know about.